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Q: I have a rash under my left breast !!!

I have a rash under my left breast and havent changed soaps or anything recently what is it and what do i do ?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
4/ 4/09 5:02pm

Hi Starr: Could be a diaper rash/heat rash, irritated type of thing. Or... who knows, at this point? Best thing to do is keep an eye on it. If it worsens (spreads, or intensifies - becomes hot, itches more, becomes painful, makes your breast swell), then call the doctor. Ditto if it doesn't disappear after a couple of weeks. In the meantime, keep it dry and try some cortisone cream. Inflammatory breast cancer is always a possibility, but it's much more likely it's something else. Good luck - PJH

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By Starr1701, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/08/10, First Published: 04/04/09